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Hickey, Ersel

Born 1934 in Brighton, N.Y. Died in 2004.

References:

  • Rockabilly Hall of Fame
  • Feature article in issues 60 & 62 (1994) of American Music Magazine; discography in issue 60.
  • Article in issue 153 (1995) of Now Dig This.

Original Releases

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Discography is intended to be complete through 1964

Date & Source Label & Number Title & "As By" Name Matrix Comps
1957/Apr.
rel. no. code
Fine (N.Y.) FI-4M2657  Pertinent Label shot Song sample You're No Good!! — Mickey Evans A Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#4)
Bullet Jim Jam LP 1010 (#14)
Bullet Lenox LP 101 (#7)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample ( I Want To Go Where You Go) Then I'll Be Happy — Mickey Evans B Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#3)
Bullet Jim Jam LP 1010 (#15)
1958/Feb. 24
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9263  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Hangin' Around — Ersel Hickey ZSP 43126 Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#2)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#2)
Bullet Big Rumble LP 100 (#8)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#2)
Bullet Century CD [2] (#19)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#2)
Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#5)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#9)
Bullet NPR LP 7305 (#2)
    Pertinent Label shot Song sample Bluebirds Over The Mountain — Ersel Hickey ZSP 43125 Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#3)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#1)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#25)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#3)
Bullet CBS LP 83911 (#15)
Bullet CBS Special Products CD 37618 (#12)
Bullet Century CD [1] (#6)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#1)
Bullet Epic LP 37618 (#12)
Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#1)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#12)
Bullet Sony Music Special Prod. CD 75064 (#12)
1958/July 21
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9278  Pertinent Label shot Song sample Goin' Down That Road — Ersel Hickey / Orch. Under Dir. Joe Sherman ZSP 44044 Bullet Ace CD 715 (#6)
Bullet Ace CD 785 (#12)
Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#1)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 16722 (#22)
Bullet Big Tone CD 5711 (#12)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#1)
Bullet CBS LP 83911 (#2)
Bullet Club PR LP 007 (#3)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#3)
Bullet Columbia/Epic/Legacy CD 62172 (#12)
Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#2)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1008 (#10)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#1)
Bullet Lesley CD 11 (#16)
Bullet Lucky CD 811 (#1)
Bullet Mustang CD 2 (#3)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 122 (#34)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 504 (#30)
Bullet One Day Music CD 153 (#28)
Bullet Presto CD 1 (#1)
Bullet Sleazy CD 04 (#7)
    Borderline Label shot Lovers' Land — Ersel Hickey / Orch. Under Dir. Joe Sherman ZSP 44043 Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#6)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#5)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#6)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#4)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#13)
1958/Sept. 1
Bb Aud.
Epic (N.Y.) EG7206  Cover shot
Ersel Hickey In Lover's Land [mono]
No rating Lover's Land — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Lesley CD 5 (#18)
    No rating Bluebirds Over The Mountain — Ersel Hickey    
    No rating Goin' Down That Road — Ersel Hickey    
    No rating Hangin' Around — Ersel Hickey    
1958/Nov. 17
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9298  Pertinent Label shot Song sample You Never Can Tell — Ersel Hickey JZSP-45000 Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#4)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#3)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#4)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#5)
Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#13)
Bullet Juke Box Saturday Night LP 1009 (#14)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#5)
Bullet Lesley CD 11 (#18)
Bullet Not Now Music CD 346 (#19)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Wedding Day — Ersel Hickey JZSP-44999 Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#4)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#6)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#3)
1959/Apr. 13
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9309  No rating Label shot Song sample You Threw A Dart — Ersel Hickey / Orchestra Under The Direction Of Billy Mure JZSP 47037 Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#9)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#8)
Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#7)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#4)
Bullet Lesley CD 11 (#6)
    No rating Label shot Song sample Don't Be Afraid Of Love — Ersel Hickey / Orchestra Under The Direction Of Billy Mure JZSP 47038 Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#7)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#22)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#7)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#7)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#6)
1959/June 15
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9320  No rating Label shot People Gotta Talk — Ersel Hickey / Orch. Under The Dir. of Billy Mure JZSP 47657 Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#23)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#9)
    No rating Label shot Song sample I Can't Love Another — Ersel Hickey / Orch. Under The Dir. of Billy Mure JZSP 47656 Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#24)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#10)
1960/Jan. 25
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9357  Borderline Label shot Song sample Love In Bloom — Ersel Hickey / Cond. And Arranged By Chuck Slagle ZSP 49235 Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#5)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#7)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#5)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#12)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#2)
Bullet Regency LP 101 (#19)
    Non-pertinent Label shot What Do You Want? — Ersel Hickey / Cond. And Arranged By Chuck Slagle ZSP 49236 Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#10)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#11)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#10)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#11)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#8)
1960/July 11
Bb pop rev.
Epic (N.Y.) 5-9395  Cover shot No rating Label shot Song sample Another Wasted Day — Ersel Hickey / Arranged And Conducted By Chuck Sagle ZSP 50695 Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#8)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#14)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#10)
    No rating Label shot Stardust Brought Me You — Ersel Hickey / Arranged And Conducted By Chuck Sagle ZSP 50694 Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#9)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#12)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#9)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#13)
Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#19)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#11)
1961/Feb. 20
Bb pop rev.
Kapp (N.Y.) K-372X Pertinent Label shot Song sample I Guess You Could Call It Love — Ersel Hickey K-5388 Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#17)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#7)
    Borderline Label shot Song sample Teardrops At Dawn — Ersel Hickey K-5385 Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#15)
Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#23)
Bullet Kapp LP 2601 (#14)
1961
(Bb est.)
Kapp (N.Y.) K-406X No rating Song sample Lips Of Roses — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#18)
    No rating Song sample What Have You Done To Me — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#19)
1962/July 28
Bb pop rev.
Apollo (N.Y.)  761  No rating Label shot Upside Down Love — Ersel Hickey A-7003 Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#8)
    No rating Label shot The Millionaire — Ersel Hickey A-7001 Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#9)
1963/May
(Bb est.)
Laurie (N.Y.) L3165 
(pressed by RCA)
No rating Label shot Song sample Put Your Mind At Ease — Ersel Hickey P4KM-2804 Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#17)
Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#15)
    No rating Label shot Some Enchanted Evening — Ersel Hickey P4KM-2803 Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#16)
Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#16)
Unissued Tracks
1958
 
Epic (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating Due Time — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#13)
    No rating Song sample Roll On Little River — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#21)
    No rating Shame On Me — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Back-Trac LP 18750 (#8)
Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#10)
Bullet Big Tone LP 18750 (#8)
Bullet Collectables CD 6479 (#15)
1960
 
Epic (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating Stardust Brought Me You [alt. vers.] — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#20)
1960
 
Kapp (N.Y.)  uniss.  No rating Song sample Magical Love — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#16)
    No rating Song sample A Mighty Square Love Affair — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Bear Family CD 15676 (#14)
 
 
[unissued]  uniss.  No rating Heartbreak Hotel — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#20)
    No rating I'm Walkin' — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#10)
    No rating Juliet – (instr.) — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#12)
    No rating Let Me Be Your Radio [alt. vers.] — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#29)
    No rating Music Man — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#27)
    No rating Pushin' – (instr.) — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#6)
    No rating Street Car Of Desire — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#11)
    No rating Twice Times Down — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#28)
Need Information
 
 
[need info]     No rating Rockabilly Dreams — Ersel Hickey   Bullet Hydra CD 27119 (#24)

Collector-Oriented Compilation LPs and CDs Containing Tracks

1976NPR (Germany) 7305LPArchive Series, Vol. 5
1979CBS (England) 83911LPCBS Rockabilly, Vol. 3
1981Epic (United States) EG 37618LPRockabilly Stars, Vol. 1
Sony Music Special Prod. (United States) WK 75064CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 1
1986Kapp 2601LPBluebirds Over The Mountain / Ersel Hickey
1987Big Tone (England) 18750LPThe Rockin' Bluebird / Ersel Hickey
1990CBS Special Products (United States) A 37618CDRockabilly Stars, Vol. 1
1992Regency (Canada) RR 101LP20 Rock 'N' Roll High School Rarities
1993Bear Family (Germany) BCD 15676CDBluebirds Over The Mountains / Ersel Hickey
Big Tone (England) BT 5711CDCBS Rockabilly Classics, Vol. 2
Juke Box Saturday Night (Italy) JBSN 1008LPRock 'N' Roll Fever, Vol. 7
Juke Box Saturday Night (Italy) JBSN 1009LPRock 'N' Roll Fever, Vol. 8
1995Club PR (Spain) PRLP- 007LPPure Rockabilly, Vol. 7
Lenox (France) LP 101LPGrand Daddy's Rockin', Vol. 5
1996Jim Jam (Netherlands) WLJJ 1010LPRebel Rockabilly Rock, Vol. 10
1997Big Rumble F 100LPThe Big Rumble
Lucky (England) CDLR 811CDRockabilly Gold, Vol. 11
2000Ace (England) CDCHD 715CDRockin' From Coast To Coast, Vol. 2
Columbia/Epic/Legacy (United States) CK 62172CDAin't I'm A Dog!: 25 More Rockabilly Rave-Ups
2001Ace (England) CDCHD 785CDColumbia Rockabilly, Vol. 1
Collectables (United States) COL 6479CDThe Rockin' Bluebird / Ersel Hickey
Mustang MUST 2CDGoin' Down That Road
2005Bear Family (Germany) BCD 16722CDThat'll Flat Git It, Vol. 22 (Columbia)
Hydra (Germany) BCK 27119CDHangin' Around At Heartbreak Hotel / Ersel Hickey
2010Not Now Music NOT2CD 346CDReal Raw Rockabilly
2011Not Now Music NOT2CD 122CDRockabilly Riot
2012One Day Music (England) DAY2CD 153CDEssential Rockabilly: The Columbia Story
2013Not Now Music NOT2CD 504CDHot Rod Rockabilly
year?Back-Trac (United States) 18750LPThe Rockin' Bluebird / Ersel Hickey
Century (Canada) [1]CDRockabilly City
Century (Canada) [2]CDRockabilly Party
Lesley LESCD 5CDThe Lost Story Of The Rock-A-Ballad, Vol. 4
Lesley LESCD 11CDEpic Rock & Roll Party
Presto Vol. 1CDBig Bad Rockabilly Boppers, Vol. 1
Sleazy RAB 04CDRockabilly Race: 25 Pure Rockabilly Tracks, Vol. 4


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